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ROLES

Creation in nations had stations of rations Odomankomah so made it all Fitness in unfitness Unfitness in fitness A completeness of complementations II That is why – …there are talls in fit of shorts That is why – …there are fats in fit of slim That is why – …there are fair – …in fit […]

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WHAT I HOPED FOR YOU

In this horrid sadness …you left behind Amidst this painful lifelessness … I live in bind I think of it all …what I hoped for ….for you II Even in my hunger …I hoped for your fullness …choices of delicacies on an optional table Even in my anger …I hoped for your peace …a calm […]

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IN TRIAL

As the boughs break in aim …for your best And the guns shoot in aim …for your gains Let none see the spear of fear …aiming at your sanity II It is a battlefield …of breaking and broken It is an unfairness ring …of reasoning and reckoning It is a bandying court …of cutting and […]

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WHEN YOU WANT TO TELL IT

When you want to tell it To an audience unreadable Your tongue becomes a football park And ‘it’ becomes a slippery ball Dribbled by your will Coming as far as the tip of the tongue And speeding back as far in as the end of your throat II When you want to tell it Knowing […]

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MEN WHO CRY OVER CONSTIPATION

Men who cry over constipation But look down on life pots As unfit kings do their dirty subjects You are like lost pigs in poisonous filth II Men who weep over constipation Sleeping with their rear worshipping the sky Begging air for some cool relief Yet thinking they have power over life’s links of continuity […]

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I KNOW NO FOE

I know no foe I don’t hate sow I show no arrow in my bow Until I am unfairly asked to kowtow II If you carry no hatred In the inheritance bowl of your ancestry Where stones of ethnicity aimed At my dignity is atrociously firm If you carry no buckets where catapults of class […]

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USE EVERY WILL TO WORK

Use every will to work Frown on all those who shirk Till we all our flaws impeding growth bury We need to be in a fair hurry So our feat will be seen So we’ll get out of this sore hurts we’ve been II Let all who laugh with smiles At our snail pace growth […]

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WHERE IS YOUR SMILE?

This is a world where strong sentiments …need stronger spirits This is a world where stronger hurdles – …need the strongest souls This is a world – …where conflicting battles are fought with emotional swords This is a world – …a world where a little inattentiveness spells doom So dig it- …your sword of smiles […]

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TROUBLE

So I brought my wife from Ghana and got this fine Montana My aging lovely wife Is my soul, heart and life I didn’t want to lose her Undoing Montana wasn’t fair So I invited her home and introduced them as such; “Owusua, m’adumamu ni ni o, Montana meet my lovely cousin” Language alibiing in […]

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CELEBRATORY REAPING

I smell it Vultures perching – …on trees of negligence Waiting for their meals – … on grounds of confidence Snooping for locationing – … on the internet of carelessness After signing trust deals …on papers with drunkenness I smell it II I sense it – Shocked orphans crying …on grounds of hopelessness Sadly munching […]

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EMPATHY

“Roads lay like mythical foot mats Traffic lights; do they stand vertical or horizontal? Will I be embracing danger of any kind? Where is the shine of my vision? I feel like a daunting unrhyming lyrics” II “Blasting sounds are so fierce As they do nothing to me tickle Only taps wake knowledge of happenings […]

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GO KILL JESUS

Go kill him, your Jesus And wake him after your playing recess Go kill him, your Jesus And resurrect him after your prayers access And continue the eternal cycle Always a unicycle II Start by arresting him – …with charges of your creation Saying the son must – …suffer for the Father’s nation Start by […]

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GREAT GIRLS, BULLY BOYS

Great girls- … Bully boys Regal layered, local- …national, internationally pushed A stampede so brutal- … Egos lost through negligence still seeingly unseen Oh there’ll be Bronya dresses … And overused chalewote to match Catastrophic catastrophe – … Who says? The seers say! II The winds, before, pushed down lasses Down dream hills Making them […]

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THE NOISY AIDE

Godon godon godon, gong gong godon Apatampa godon, krɛkɛtɛ godon, kon kon gudon, krɛtɛke godong, apatampa gudon, ɔnwam atikɔ pɔ firi suantie twɛdeɛ! Godon! II While the sounds lift Even the heads of mouths in ground dancing Close doors stage worst nightmares To be covered by dust made through the dance of the crowd How […]

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YOU NEED A BAAAD GIRL

All you scouting streets for holes of meat Feigning defeat when pushed to back seats Sulking from playing last fiddle to passion’s beat You don’t have to be a roaming cheat All you need is a baaad girl II All you need is a … baaad girl One who can flip … your flaps Deflate […]

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EI ABAYIFOƆ YI

Yaa I Abena- Boɔ is a mysterious being, I swear! See, just last week, Maame Ama’s cat Escaped Efo Dzakpasu’s bɔtɔ And found an opening in her window So decided to find some protection from its assailant In her room All we repeatedly heard was Ei abayifoɔ yi! Ɔbayifoɔ, ɛnɛ deɛ w’ahyia! By the time […]

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THE NEEDED AWAKENING

Let’s open our doors – …of deeds And sweep out – … silly sulkings Gathering the dirt – … of daydreaming Adding the garbage- … of grumbling To throw into the incinerator – … Of servitude To see the cleanliness- …of a start-anew II Let’s dust the sands- … of dawdling Fetching and filling our […]

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I WILL GIFT MYSELF TO A CAUCASIAN

I will gift myself to a Caucasian Than have me be the back decoration of an Afrimuffin Who left the embrace of his mother To serve at the feet of an unkind master II I will gift myself to a Caucasian I will so gift myself to a vulture looking Caucasian Than be one of […]

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KINDER WORDS

Exhume the words from the soil of the past And dust the hurts which nailed the heart At the crossroads of good and bad Making it take the latter To reach the hell of uselessness In the vehicle of bitterness II Kinder words would have nursed the seedlings of morality In beds of role modelling […]

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NEOCOS

I will ride on your rea– …soning I will sit on your su– …ffering I will brake on your brea– …kage I will soo clout your ca– …ring And will lick your lear– …ning II Let me hear the drops of your tears in torrents Ko, ko, gidim gidim, ko, ko, ko, ko, gidim gidim, […]

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YOU CHOSE

You chose, You chose the flapping and slapping ass And the beautiful big brown eyes You chose, You chose those breasts oh so walky-up-and-downing voluptuous And those beautiful long legs You chose You chose the toffee-like mouth well painted And the milky-coffee-like-skin well bleached I didn’t matter then I don’t want to matter now II […]

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YOUR JESUS

Your Jesus whose name is a whip you pull out Whenever your anger turns into a shout On building a house into a home Was he not lonesome? II Your Jesus That name you spit out Whenever you seek from me a man in the moral stout Did he ever let his pestle pound fufu […]

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IN A DEVIL’S MASK?

Feuds hide in curtains of days past To make monsters of grieving cast On stages of new days How did I come to wear a devil’s mask In mirrors of new eyeballs? Did you so mix days with nights to win wars of the past? II You drag me through the slums of hunger Arrange […]

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MIRROR MIRROR ON OUR WALL

“Mirror mirror on our wall What are we at all?” Lions swallowed by cats swallowed by mice All trapped by hyenas You are ebonies lost in fake pink and on the brink of a sink You are porcupines made up like rain-whipped nsɛnsɛ You are abro a apɛnsɛ Marked to be harvested by mouths whose […]

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INTIMIDATION STORY

Once tortoise befriended a snail And they embarked on a loving tale When storms did visit, tortoise snail shielded When cars did bump, tortoise snail shielded There wasn’t a thing in harm that could tortoise get Snail just looked and began to fret People sang of the great tortoise’s strength And went ahead to shelter […]

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RHYTHMS OF HOME

I feel it That yearning that won’t fit That unsettling that won’t sit That dream that won’t quit Dissatisfactions that always hit All those feelings threatening to wrestle me into doom’s pit II But when I, like a snail, the boarders cross I feel like I’m carrying a loneliness cross Wearing heaviness and a sense […]

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STUCK

We have lived Lived through the dawn of our rise, To the morning of our victory And got stuck Between the morning of our victory And the growth of our rise Why? II Blessed with suns unrivalled I wonder how we’ve still not gotten there There, where the suns of growth shine fair Blessed with […]

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THE WOMAN

She is a she from a she through a he She is a sea made of rivers no mouth can name She is a sky with lightning and clouds With suns and moons accompanied by stars even in rains Her hands are healing Her bosom is a comforter Her shoulders strong to take in Any […]

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THIS STORY OF CAPABILITY (Crazy Stanzas)

The porcupine walked like the kqueeng of pride Tongue-macheting and butchering lion “You are like the foolish baboon Who stays only in the thighs of trees Pouring promises like rain In an action of zero Let me be Let me be the kqueeng of this jungle And see the change and peace and light and […]

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THIS KINKY MESS

This kinky mess Can turn one in many and many in one This kinky mess Stops blood in its painful oozing Oh medicine on a head! This kinky mess Is a dress in the cold And a disciplined disciple which listens to hands of its comb When dressed, respecting scissors and making it easy for […]